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Will Most Christians Side With The Right Wing Again, As History Repeats Itself?

In the US at least, right-wing voices are intermingled with that of conservative Christians, all seeming to reach for the same goals, in the grand scheme of things. Of course Christians are greatly diverse, ranging from denominations and their hierarchies to individual believers.

This concern is mostly rooted in the declared support by the current administration of Christian causes, such as promoting religion (and creationism) in schools, stricter abortion laws or a halt in the progressive social engineering (the gender theory etc). While championing for these causes, Christians are being lured into supporting other policies which objectively conflict with their belief system – based on warmongering, xenophobia and corporatism. In terms of warmongering and xenophobia, this phenomenon is oddly reminiscent of the rise of the right in Europe during the 1930s and 40s, in the 20th Century. Though some claim this comparison is a crass exaggeration, there are parallels to be made.

Over the next few years it will be interesting to observe how they will react to the political shift towards isolationism and the ethnic purges envisioned by those favoured to reach power in Europe, as well as those already in power in the US.

Some reactions are positive (in terms of solidarity with the genuine underdog), such as participating in the creation of sanctuaries for immigrants who risk deportation. Indeed, many churches have joined this initiative, together with a number of synagogues and mosques.

The strong message from certain voices is not so encouraging, as many try to get people of faith to engage politically, putting all their support towards the new rise of conservatism, in a manner so uncritical one could compare it to the creation of a cult of personality.

“God will curse Trump’s opponents and their children and grandchildren”

Perhaps no type of rhetoric is more cringey and deserving of a spewing bucket than that of snake-oil-peddling Inforwars&Co, Alex Jones once claiming Trump had been touched by the Holy Ghost, on the night of his inauguration.

Christianity is, nowadays, in the positive sense, associated with humanitarianism, which stands in contrast with most reform ideas conservatives argue for.

Please pardon the minimal research and of-the-cuff nature of this post; the only certainty is that the following years will be very interesting and the true nature of many will be revealed, as individuals and collectives.

 

 

 

“Deus Vult”: Peddling “Jesus” To Support Israeli Expansionism

Here is a link, one among many Rebel Media “productions” which glorify the state of Israel and its (lawless) expansion of murder and displacement of Palestinians. You might think it’s in jest, judging by the tone. But it’s not, as proven by the cesspool-emptier-load of material produced by Rebel Media in support of Israel and towards demonising Muslims as a whole (yes, all 1.6 billion of them). It somehow seems their rhetoric for a good year or two, capitalising on the immigration problem in Europe, has been leading up to this.

Even if marginally interested in the situation, as often is the case in the west, one has to admit this is stomach-churning.

And Rebel Media, of course, is not alone in this.

The simultaneous rise of Donald Trump, as well as other political figures embracing far-right rhetoric, and the rise of support for Israel as a state is almost too odd to be a coincidence (and please don’t mistake me for agreeing with those who scapegoat Jews for all the world’s evils, out of the same drive as those who scapegoat Muslims).

Support for Israel’s expansionism seems to come from the Christian right; those supposedly rational and kind underdogs, so demonised and ridiculed by the far left for years, if not decades.

Of course, how people can be warmongers at the same time as devout Christians is rather puzzling, if they take themselves seriously. The support for massive deportations in the US falls in the same incompatibility, but that’s a different issue altogether.

I don’t know what part of ENOUGH OF MASS MURDER these people don’t get, after all that has happened in recent decades.